China's Heilongjiang Province (13 images)

The Northern frontier province of Heilongjiang borders Russia and is home to one of China's vanishing ethnic minorities, the Hezhen.
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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A sign indicates that this particular field of rice that is being grown for livestock, not humans, is under control of a government irrigation and scientific program in Fujin, a frontier town in China's northern Heilongjiang Province on August 3, 2013. China, which produces nearly a third of the world's rice, will continue exports this year despite Beijing's effort to discourage further grains shipments abroad. The State Council said last month they wold restrict grain exports to ensure food safely at home, particularly after food prices had helped drive the country's inflation to a 12-year high in March. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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